Friction effect on angular velocity of a golf ball

Kazuo Arakawa

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    The oblique impact of a golf ball with a rigid steel target was studied using a high-speed video camera. The video images during the impact were employed to measure the compressional displacement of the ball normal to the target and to detennine the normal velocity and acceleration of the ball as a function of time. The mtation angle of the ball i as also measured to evaluate the angular velocity during the impact. The results showed that (he angular velocity increased and then decreased during the impact. To study the velocity change. we introduced an analytical model and suggested that the ball deformation can play an important role to understand the friction effect during the impact.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)3284-3288
    Number of pages5
    JournalNihon Kikai Gakkai Ronbunshu, C Hen/Transactions of the Japan Society of Mechanical Engineers, Part C
    Issue number793
    Publication statusPublished - 2012

    All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

    • Mechanics of Materials
    • Mechanical Engineering
    • Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering


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